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Store Review: Sajana

  By KARISHMA RAJANI   Dec 31st 2012 at 6:00AM Style RATED

What's hot:

A display of stackable lamps that emit light from a photographic screen.

What's not:

A lot of the designs fail to make the originality mark.

Luxpresso verdict:

The lifestyle products score over wearable art.

EDITOR'S RATING:

Sajana Multi design store
Sajana—a multi-design boutique


This November Attic moved out of its Colaba residence, making way for a brand new multi-design store - Sajana. A collaboration between four sisters, Thahira Ibrahim, Sehira Arora, Zareena Ebrahim and Sajana Raja, the sprawling 1,600sqft boutique hosts a range of prêt, accessories and contemporary lifestyle products.

Yes, the painted windows that demarcated Attic, continue to exist! And myriad elements of playfulness live amidst its white unfinished-walls. But the collage of Beynaz Mistry’s photographs takes centre stage. In fact, all the wall art on display is on sale.

The wearable art ranges from embellished saris and anarkalis to humble versions of the kurta and tunic. Sajana’s aim is to provide a retail space for upcoming Indian designers. On display, at the moment, are designs by Gopi Vaid, Parul Bubna, Farah Oomerbhoy and Puja Arya. In terms of accessories, Sajana offer a traditional affair of Bansri’s pieces.

There’s a stunning display of clutches - Wink’s cut-out neons and Karieshma Saarna’s embroidered boxes – that make splurging a worthwhile exercise. The clothes however fail to make originality mark. Kristina Glotova’s evening dresses and Ormey’s tie and dye tunics play saving grace.

 

Ironically, we find ourselves partial to Sajana’s collection of décor products – hand painted coasters, ceramic bowls and mismatched Me Gusta platters. It also houses a range of stackable lamps with photographic screens. What a perfect way to revel in sepia photography!

 

[5/5 Grants Building, 1st Floor, Arthur Bunder Road, Opp. Cafe Basilico, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 005]

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